About this record
This is a collage of newspaper cuttings, which include an image of Dhakiyarr Wirrpanda, a Yolgnu elder from Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory. Wirrpanda was the first Indigenous person to have his case heard in the High Court. Charged with murdering a policeman, he had been sentenced to death. Since the crime was committed in the Northern Territory, any appeals made in the territory went straight to the High Court.